Term 4 Information Bulletin

2017 Term Dates

SHP      Mon 2 Oct – Fri 6 Oct
Term 4: Mon 9 Oct – Sat 23 Dec

2018 Term Dates

SHP      TBC
Term 1: Mon 30 Jan – Thurs 29 Mar
SHP      Mon 9 April – Fri 13 April
Term 2: Mon 16 April – Sat 30 Jun
SHP      Mon 9 Jul – Fri 13 Jul
Term 3: Mon 16 July – Sat 22 Sept
SHP      Mon 1 Oct – Fri 5 Oct

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families.

Thank you to everyone for spreading the good word about us, this term we are welcoming many new families into our classes due to word of mouth.

From ASSA’s Swimming Family Newsletter Ripples – Issue 3 Sept 2017

Swim Study Shows Benefits

Thanks to the ‘Early Years Swimming Study’, we in Australia have officially known for several years, learning to swim from a young age and regularly, can help kids not only become safer and stronger, but smarter; the study found swimming can help children to develop physical, cognitive and social skills faster than those who do not have lessons.
However, now a report funded by Swim England, has revealed the unique benefits of water making it the perfect place for people of all ages to exercise – particularly those with long term health conditions; regular swimming also helps older people stay mentally and physically fit.
It’s also claimed, swimmers live longer – I’ll say that again – swimmers live longer; I might have to ramp up the laps!! It added that swimming can lower the risk of early death by 28 per cent, and lower the risk of death due to heart disease and stroke by 41 per cent.

One of the greatest elements of this study is that it shows, from grassroots to green pastures, swimming is the sport and hobby for all of us!
But more importantly, learning to swim from a young age can not only help children develop more quickly than those who aren’t exposed to swimming, but can make them safer in and around water; and who doesn’t want to reduce drowning deaths across the world?!
To read more look on the link: http://blogs.bmj.com/ bjsm/2017/06/23/major-new-study-health-benefits-swimming-released/

Ross Gage – CEO
Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA)

What are the Benefits of learning to Swim Several Strokes

• When you swim several strokes you use more muscles and your body gets a better workout.
• The risk of a swimming injury is decreased because you don’t always stress the body with the same movements and the musculature is more balanced.
• Your swimming fun is increased because your lessons are more varied when you can choose among strokes.
• The skills that you learn in one stroke can often be transferred to another swim stroke. For example, the balance skills that you learn for the freestyle are also needed in backstroke. Or the body undulation that you need for the butterfly stroke is also an asset while swimming breaststroke.
• Knowing several types of swimming strokes can also be a big advantage for those in triathlons. Obviously, if you know freestyle you will swim faster and tire less than if you only swim breaststroke during the event. Switching to breaststroke in turn can be interesting when you need orient yourself, as you have better visibility than when you are swimming front crawl. And if you know backstroke, you can roll on your back when you are tired and take a few strokes in that position to recover.

How Can Swimming Help With Maths?

By Professor Robyn Jorgensen
Head of Education – Equity and Pedagogy
University of Canberra.
Swimming teachers use a lot of mathematical language in their teaching. There is a lot of spatial language – about shapes, colours, positions – that helps young children learn many maths ideas.

In the Early Years swim project, I observed teachers using a very rich language of mathematics as they taught their lessons. Children were told to get various shapes or colours from under the water, as well sort objects.
While this seems like a simple idea, the language is really important as it primes students for the mathematics they will experience when they come to school. So, teachers talking about shapes and colours in particular help children to learn many of the pre-number ideas well ahead of their entry to school.

Our Team

We farewell Ash as a weekly teacher at the end of this term, her enthusiasm, dedication and commitment has been greatly appreciated by staff and students and we wish her every success in the future. She will be around to fill in every now and then.

Monday Emma
Monday evening Matt & Mikki
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday evening Lauren & Mikki
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday evening Kaitlin & Lauren
Thursday Sarah
Thursday evening Lauren & Emma
Friday Emma
Friday evening Lauren & Mikki
Saturday Caitlin, Lauren & Kaitlin

Swim School Policies

Just a reminder all our policies are now online or you can pick up a brochure at the pool.

Fee Payments

At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term.
If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.
Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.

Direct Debit details –
Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB 633-000
Account no. 140351032.

Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am &
6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Wednesday 9.30am-10.00am
Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am & 9.30am – 10.00am

Where the Parents are in the Water with their children.
New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week work out payments pro rata of $15.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Wednesday 5.00pm-6.00pm
Term 4 fees are $203.50
There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first – catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each
and every week once term classes are set.

Term 4 2017 – Class Payment Calculation

Tues @ 10 weeks              Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat @ 11 weeks
1 child @ $18.50                               $185                         $203.50
2 Children with 2nd child discount    $350                         $385
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child        $495                         $544.50
Water Familiarisation                        $150                         $165
Swimming Squad                              $185                        $203.50

If you have any queries please phone us on
M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.
Many thanks,
Kylie

Term 3 Information Bulletin

2017 term dates
SHP:
Mon 10 Jul – Fri 14 Jul

Term 3:
Mon 17 Jul – Sat 23 Sept
SHP;
Mon 2 Oct – Fri 6 Oct

Term 4:
Mon 9 Oct – Sat 23 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families.

I hope everyone had a great break over the holidays.

From ASSA’s Swimming Family Newsletter Issue 2 June 2017 Ripples

While the country melted in our baking spring/summer heat, aquatic spaces turned to packed wonderlands across the country, in an attempt for many Aussies to escape the sunny onslaught. But unlike other seasons, this one came at a cost to so many more families … In the six weeks between December 1 to January 15, there were reportedly 57 drowning fatalities in Australia — 78 per cent of the victims aged under four; that’s twice the usual number.

Nearly every day it seemed the news bulletins included a drowning tragedy. On social media, toddler videos scaling pool fences became a regular viral thread, and countless reports of other aquatic accidents where medical care was sought, was just horrifying.

As ASSA CEO, it’s evident more than ever, Australians understand the importance of regular swimming lessons; and we applaud that active response. However sadly, we feel some parents may rely on swim skills alone when it comes to water safety.

While it’s a vital LAYER of Protection, it’s only one layer. Constant adult supervision, having secure fences and gates, and an emergency plan in place – in addition to swimming lessons – will all help in creating a safer swimming environment. However, while the peak swimming season is now over, there are many weeks ahead of swimming opportunities, which ill-managed, could further impact the safety of your family.

ASSA urge adults to: remain alert and attentive  to any swimming children – DO NOT be distracted by smartphones or tablets; continually check the integrity of pool fences and gates, and; ensure furniture near pool barriers, are removed.
Another safety priority is the continuation of year-round swimming lessons. ASSA congratulates parents for making this invaluable commitment; an investment towards a lifetime of safer aquatic activity and enjoyment.

SAFER steps for SAFER swimmers

You may have seen them, but do you know them – do you follow them?

They’re called the SAFER ‘Layers of Protection’; they’re ASSA’s top-line effective water safety checklist, which we insist should be applied when children are in and around all aquatic environments, to help reduce the risk of drowning tragedies.

SAFER – it’s our acronym, and it’s also our aim … while accidents can and do happen, by ensuring you apply the LAYERS, you’re helping to reduce the risk.
Remember the acronym, remember the Layers and help build a SAFER nation of swimmers.
DON’T LET YOUR KIDS’ SWIMMING SKILLS DROWN DURING WINTER

It might be winter, and you might be rugged up … but facts are, it’s warmer in the water than out of it!!

And good news, ASSA member Swim Schools are located around the country, heating learn-to-swim pools to a nice, warm, and comfortable temperature!

But sadly, winter swimming is often less popular.
However, for those passionate parents, keen to keep the kids kicking during this period, there are some big benefits:

1. Not only will your child be safer in and around water through your persistence, but the consistency will strengthen their skills, ability and confidence; and

2. Every swimming lesson dollar you spend, has even greater value! Why? In some places, due to the cooler season drop-off …
– Attending kids may be offered more personalised time with their teacher;
– As a result, children may progress more quickly due to the  increased teacher attention; and
– Winter swimming kids will most likely maintain their touch of the water, preparing them for spring and summer.

Rain, hail, sleet, snow or just a chilly day – now there’s never a reason to skip a swimming session this Winter!

Ross Gage – CEO Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA)

Our Team

Please be aware a change in university workloads for many of our teachers has meant some changes to rosters.

Monday                  Emma
Monday evening    Mikki & Ash
Tuesday                 Sarah
Tuesday evening   Lauren & Mikki
Wednesday           Sarah
Wednesday evening Kaitlin & Ash
Thursday               Sarah
Thursday evening  Matt, Lauren & Emma
Friday                     Emma
Friday evening       Lauren & Mikki
Saturday  Caitlin,   Mikki, Lauren & Kaitlin

We will be running a number of shadowing lessons as part of our teacher’s professional development. You may therefore have two teachers in some lessons as we each watch and learn plus provide feedback to each other.

This is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring we have quality and consistency in our teaching and that all lessons continue to be tailored to meet the needs of your child.
We are confident that your child will enjoy all the programs and have continued success. Please speak to me if you have further questions.

Swim School Policies
Just a reminder all our policies are now online or   you can pick up a brochure at the pool.

 

Fee Payments

Our fees have risen 50cents per lesson to allow for increasing utilities costs.

At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term.
If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.
Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.
Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Direct Debit details –
Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB 633-000
Account no. 140351032.

Sibling Discount
Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).
They are calculated at $18.50(1st Child), $16.50(2nd Child) and $14.50(3rd Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur. ($14.50 per class for each child beyond 3)

Water Familiarisation Classes
Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am &
6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Wednesday 9.30am-10.00am
Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10.00am & 1.00pm-1.30pm

Where the Parents are in the Water with their children.
New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week work out payments pro rata of $15.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes
Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm
Term 3 fees are $185
There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

 

Term 3  2017 – Class Payment Calculation
Mon – Sat @ 10 weeks
1 child @ $18.50    $185
2 Children with 2nd child discount  $350
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $495
Water Familiarisation     $150
Swimming Squad     $185
Term 3 is a standard 10 week term.

Missed Classes
Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees. Make up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

If you have any queries please phone us on M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.
Many thanks, Kylie

 

Start of Year 2017 – Information Bulletin

Start of Term 1 – Mon 30 January 2017

2017 Term Dates

Term 1: 
Mon 30 Jan – Sat 1 April
SHP: Mon 10 Apr – Thur 13 Apr

Term 2: Tues 18 Apr – Sat 1 Jul
SHP: Mon 10 Jul – Fri 14 Jul

Term 3: Mon 17 Jul – Sat 23 Sept
SHP: Mon 2 Oct – Fri 6 Oct

Term 4: Mon 9 Oct – Sat 23 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great break over the holidays.

Over the holidays it has again been bought home to me, how quickly and easily we can get out of our depth and into all sorts of trouble and drown. We have seen a horrifying increase in the number of drowning’s. In NSW alone there has been 20 drowning’s since Christmas.

The following is an excerpt article from the ABC by Danuta Kozaki and Clare Blumer, which is a timely reminder for us all.

“It is definitely the season of distractions — the knock at the door, the ringing phone, other children crying out for assistance; they are the things that take our attention away from backyard swimming pools.”

Michael Ilinsky, a spokesman for the Royal Life Saving New South Wales, is addressing the current spike in holiday drownings.

The unusually high number of deaths has highlighted the greater danger water poses during the holidays, Mr Ilinsky said.

He said all beaches, pools and rivers posed risks to swimmers, especially children.

What conditions should people avoid?

Colleague, Liam Howitt said awareness about conditions was extremely important for swimmers getting in the water.

“It is really knowing about what your environment is like before you enter the water,” Mr Howitt said.

“This is the same regardless of what water you are entering into — whether it be the surf, the river, the pool, always check before you swim.”

Inland waterways are actually the leading fatal locale for drownings in Australia, according to the Royal Life Saving annual report.

Seventy-five people died from inland waterway accidents between July 2015 and June 2016, with 63 dying as a result of a beach swim during that same period.

When is it safe to swim in the ocean?

There is no absolute way to stay safe while swimming at unpredictable beaches.

“We can see how quickly things can happen,” Mr Howitt said.

“The ocean is a dynamic environment, with people getting caught in rip currents.”

People are encouraged to swim between surf lifesaving red-and-yellow flags.

“Also just knowing your ability as a swimmer is critical: if you are not confident, it is doubly important you swim during the daylight hours, between the flags,” Mr Howitt said.

How dangerous are rivers and lakes?

“Inland waterways are our most lethal environments when it comes to drowning,” said Mr Ilinsky.

“Our rivers, lakes and dams claim more lives than beaches, so we are seeing again a number of incidents across summer where people have gone into these environments, which are often colder, deep, and have muddy banks, crumbling banks, and even people not wearing life jackets when they’re on boats.

A warning to parents around pools

Mark Lever from the Careflight rescue service said while everyone needed to take extra care with backyard pools, parents had a responsibility to always supervise their children.

“Well, they call it the silent killer, with good reason: In every single instance you will hear that nobody heard a thing, the child seems to have disappeared, they were out of sight for moments.”

Please take care as we all enjoy the beaches, rivers and swimming pools.

Our Team

Matt will be filling in, in the first couple of weeks and back Term 2 from his European adventures.

Please be aware a change in university workloads for many of our teachers has meant some changes to rosters.

Monday Emma
Monday evening Mikki & Ash
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday evening Lauren & Kaitlin
Wednesday Katie
Wednesday evening Mikki & Ash
Thursday Sarah
Thursday evening Sarah, Kaitlin & Emma
Friday Emma
Friday evening Lauren & Mikki
Saturday Caitlin, Katie & Kaitlin

We will be running a number of shadowing lessons as part of our teacher’s professional development. You may therefore have two teachers in some lessons as we each watch and learn plus provide feedback to each other.

This is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring we have quality and consistency in our teaching and that all lessons continue to be tailored to meet the needs of your child.

We are confident that your child will enjoy all the programs and have continued success. Please speak to me if you have further questions.

Fee Payments

At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term.

If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.

Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.

Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Direct Debit Details –
Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB 633-000
Account no. 140351032.

Term 1 2017 – Class Payment Calculation

Term 1 has one public holiday – Labour Day on Monday 13 March

Mon @ 8 weeks Tues – Sat @ 9 weeks
1 child @ $18.00 $144 $162
2 Children with 2nd child discount $272 $306
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $384 $432
Water Familiarisation n/a $130.50
Swimming Squad n/a $162

Sibling Discount

Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).

They are calculated at $18.00(1st Child), $16.00(2nd Child) and $14.00(3rd Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur. ($14.00 per class for each child beyond 3)

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am-10.00am
Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am & 9.30am – 10.00am

Where the Parents are in the Water with their children.
New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week work out payments pro rata of $14.50 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm
Term 1 fees are $162.00
There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees. Make up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

Swim School Policies

Just a reminder all our policies are now online or  you can pick up a brochure at the pool.

Finally as always as we have moved many students into after school classes, made various kinder changes and so forth – there have been many challenges.
Thank you to everyone for your patience and assistance, no doubt our start of year will still provide lots more.

If you have any queries please phone us on M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks, Kylie

SMS Notice if your child is unwell

Term 3 2016 – Information Bulletin

Start of Term 2 – Mon 11 April

2016 term dates
Term 3      Mon 11 Jul  – Sat 17 Sept
Term 4      Mon 3 Oct – Sat 17 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families.

Thank you to everyone for spreading the good word about us, this term we are welcoming many new families into our classes due to word of mouth. 

Swim And Survive All Year Round

The importance of continuing swimming and water safety lessons during the colder months?

Despite the many myths associated with swimming lessons in winter, it is a great way to stay active and healthy during the colder months. Given that exercise contributes to a stronger immune system, children are less likely to catch a cold and more likely to stay confident and remember those vital survival skills.

Research tells us that pretty much all people know they should swim between the red and yellow flag. Surprisingly, two-thirds of people who think they can identify a rip current actually can’t.

Rip Current Survival

  1. For assistance, stay calm, float and raise an arm to attract attention.
  2. While floating, rip currents may flow in a circular pattern and return you to an adjacent sandbar.
  3. You may escape the rip current by swimming parallel to the beach, towards the breaking waves.
  4. You should regularly assess your situation. If your response is ineffective, you may need to adopt an alternative such as staying calm, floating and raising an arm to attract attention.

These may sound like simple options, but rip currents are complex, dynamic processes and all responses also have their pitfalls. Therefore, the best thing you can do is avoid them!

The best ways to do this are:

  • Always swim between the red and yellow flags
  • Learn how to spot rip currents and avoid them

For further information on rip currents, videos and finding a safe beach near you, visit: www.beachsafe.com.au or visit your local Life Saving club and have a chat to a Life Saver.

And if you, or somebody you know, are interested in gaining further knowledge through beach safety training, visit: www.lsv.com.au

NEVER SWIM ALONE – SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS – BE AWARE AND PREPARE

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http://www.holdfast.co.za/single-post/2014/12/16/Beach-Safety-Tips?page_id=640 

Our Team

We farewell Nick at the end of this term. Nick is our longest serving staff member having been with us for over 5 years. His enthusiasm, dedication and commitment has been greatly appreciated by staff and students and we wish him every success in the future as he completes his Masters.

Monday Emma
Monday evening Mikki & Ash
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday evening Mikki & Tash
Wednesday Katie
Wednesday evening Katie & Ash
Thursday Sarah
Thursday evening Sarah, Zoe & Emma
Friday Emma
Friday evening Lauren & Mikki
Saturday Caitlin, Zoe & Lauren

Swim School Policies

We have formalised our policies in a brochure. These are available from the desk or online from the website. There are no changes in policy, we are just updating our documentation.

Goggle-wearing children need to learn to swim without wearing goggles. Goggles serve as a swimming aid and like all aids (including backpacks and floaties); they should not play a permanent role in your childs aquatic development. Swimming without goggles will allow your child to experience the blurriness of the underwater environment and the physical sensation of opening their eyes underwater. This in turn will aid the child in learning to orientate themselves in this environment.

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Fee Payments

At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees, either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term.

If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.

Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.

Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Wednesday/Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday 9am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10am & 11.30am – 12noon.

There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Tues 5.00pm – 6.00pm & Wed 5.30pm-6.30pm

There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first – catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

Term 3 2016 – Class Payment Calculation

10 Weeks
1 child @ $17.50 $175
2 Children with 2nd child discount $330
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $465
Water Familiarisation $140
Swimming Squad $175

Direct Debit details:
Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB 633-000
Account no. 140351032.

If you have any queries please phone us on 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks,
Kylie

Term 2 2016 – Information Bulletin

Start of Term 2 – Mon 11 April

2016 term dates
Term 2      Mon 11 Apr – Sat 25 June
Term 3      Mon 11 Jul  – Sat 17 Sept
Term 4      Mon 3 Oct – Sat 17 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families.

Thank you to everyone for spreading the good word about us, this term we are welcoming many new families into our classes due to word of mouth. 

Why Life Saving Victoria’s Swim and Survive Program?

Swim and Survive is a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative of Royal Life Saving that seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.

Learn to swim, swimming lessons and infant aquatics are all terms commonly used across the aquatic industry for programs that seek to build swimming skills. Swim and Survive is all of these, but most importantly it ensures that the essential components of personal survival and water safety are provided, in addition to a process of developing strong and effective swimming technique.

Skills and knowledge learnt in the Swim and Survive program provide a level of protection and aim to provide children with solid foundation skills in swimming, survival and basic rescue skills.

Swim And Survive All Year Round

The importance of continuing swimming and water safety lessons during the colder months?

Despite the many myths associated with swimming lessons in winter, it is a great way to stay active and healthy during the colder months. Given that exercise contributes to a stronger immune system, children are less likely to catch a cold and more likely to stay confident and remember those vital survival skills.

Many people may think that summer is when most drowning deaths occur but during 2014/2015 almost a third (31%) of  incidents occurred in Winter.

To view further information, please download via:

LSV Drowning Report 2014/2015

Royal Life Saving Summer Drowning Toll – Key Findings

59 people have drowned in Australian waterways between 1 December 2015 and 18 January 2016 (inclusive). This year’s data shows a 16% increase on the same period last year.

Last Summer, across the same period, there were 51 drowning deaths between 1 December 2014 to 19 January 2015 (inclusive).

10 drowning deaths in 2015/16 have occurred on public holidays.

There have been a further 66 non-fatal drownings nationally across the same period.

Summer Fatal Drowning Toll 2015/16 – Top 3 Age Groups
25-34 years – 10 drowning deaths (17%)
35-44 years – 9 drowning deaths (15%)
45-54 years – 8 drowning deaths (14%)

Summer Fatal Drowning Toll 2015/16 – Top 3 Activities Prior to Drowning
Swimming and Recreating – 17 drowning deaths (29%)
Watercraft Incidents – 12 drowning deaths (20%)
Falls into water – 6 drowning deaths (10%)

Please take care as we all enjoy the beaches, rivers and swimming pools.

Our Team

We welcome Tash and Zoe to the team in Term 2 and farewell Matt and Gen. We thank them both for their enthusiasm, dedication and commitment and wish them every success in their futures. Matt is off to Mauritius to complete a postgraduate study in the Endangered Species Recovery and Gen is full time completing her Environmental Honours studies. Sarah has also had to change her days to care for her mother.

Monday Emma
Monday evening Katie, Mikki & Ash
Tuesday Mikki
Tuesday evening Mikki & Tash
Wednesday Katie
Wednesday evening Katie & Ash
Thursday Sarah
Thursday evening Sarah, Zoe & Emma
Friday Emma
Friday evening Lauren, Nick
Saturday Caitlin, Tash, Zoe & Lauren

Swim School Policies

We have formalised our policies in a brochure. These are available from the desk or online from the website. There are no changes in policy, we are just updating our documentation.

Fee Payments

At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term.

If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.

Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.

Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Term 2 has two holidays: Monday 24 April Anzac Day and Monday 13 June Queens Birthday. This means Monday Swimmers have a 9 week term and everyone else have a 11 week term.

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Wednesday/Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday 9am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10am & 11.30am – 12noon.

There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Tues 5.00pm – 6.00pm & Wed 5.30pm-6.30pm

There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first – catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

Term 2 2016 – Class Payment Calculation

Mon @ 9 weeks Tues, to Sat @ 11 weeks
1 child @ $17.50 $157.50 $192.50
2 Children with 2nd child discount $297 $363
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $418.5 $511.50
Water Familiarisation n/a $154
Swimming Squad n/a $192.50

Direct Debit details:
Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB 633-000
Account no. 140351032.

If you have any queries please phone us on 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks,
Kylie

Start of Year 2016 Information Bulletin

Start of Term 1- Wed 27 Jan 2016

2016 term dates

Term 1      Wed 27 Jan – Thu 24 March
Term 2      Mon 11 Apr – Sat 25 June
Term 3      Mon 11 Jul  – Sat 17 Sept
Term 4      Mon 3 Oct – Sat 17 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great break over the holidays.

Thank you to everyone for spreading the good word about us, this term we are welcoming many new families into our classes due to word of mouth. 

Over the holidays it was bought home to us once again how quickly and easily someone can get out of their depth and into all sorts of trouble and drown.

The number of drowning’s was incredibly sad and the number of rescues and near drowning’s just horrifying.

Too many have lost their lives, almost double the number of last year and the number of rescues by Life Saving Victoria on patrolled beaches has also almost doubled last year’s numbers.

The Swim Australia catch phrase “Arms Reach @ the Beach” is so important and relevant to now.

Are you a Water Hero?
Take the online quiz at www.waterhero.com.au

Be Aware – Don’t let kids out of your sight
Be Secure – Keep fences and gates locked up tight
Be Confident – Learn to Swim, and how to get to safety
Be Prepared – Always have a plan in case of emergency

Our Team

Monday Emma
Monday Evening Katie, Mikki & Ash
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday Evening Mikki & Matt
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday Evening Katie & Ash
Thursday Sarah & Emma
Thursday Evening Matt & Mikki
Friday Emma
Friday Evening Lauren & Nick
Saturday Caitlin, Ash, Gen & Lauren

We are looking for another teacher for Term 2 onwards. If you or anyone you know may be interested please have a chat to us.

Fee Payments

At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term.

If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.

Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.

Term 1 2016 – Class Payment Calculation

Term 1 has a number of different holidays -It includes Tues 26 January Australia Day, Monday 14 March Labour Day, Friday 25 March Good Friday and Saturday 26 March Easter Saturday.

This means Monday Swimmers have a 7 week term, Tues, Fri & Sat have an 8 week term and Wed & Thurs have a 9 week term.

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Wednesday/Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday 9am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10am & 11.30am – 12noon.

There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Mon @ 7 weeks Wed & Thurs, @ 9 weeks Tues, Fri & Sat @ 8 weeks
1 child @ $17.50 $122.50 $157.50 $140
2 Children with 2nd child discount $231 $297 $264
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $325.50 $418.5 $372
Water Familiarisation

 

n/a $126 $112
Swimming Squad n/a $157.50 $140

Swimming Squad Classes

Tues 5.00pm – 6.00pm & Wed 5.30pm-6.30pm
There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first – catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

Direct Debit details –
Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB 633-000
Account no. 140351032.

Finally as always as we have moved so many students up to after school classes and various kinder changes there are many challenges.
No doubt our start of year will still provide lots of changes.

If you have any queries please phone us on M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Term 4 – 2015 Information Bulletin

Term 4 – 2015 Information Bulletin

Term 4 Mon 5 Oct – Sat 19 Dec

2016
School Holiday Program -TBC
Mon 18 Jan – Fri 22 Jan

Term 1 Wed 27 Jan – Thurs 24 March
Term 2 Mon 11 Apr – Sat 25 June
Term 3 Mon 11 Jul – Sat 17 Sept
Term 4 Mon 3 Oct – Sat 17 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families. I hope everyone had a great break over the holidays.

Are you a Water Hero?

Take the online quiz at www.waterhero.com.au

• Be Aware – Don’t let kids out of your sight

• Be Secure – Keep fences and gates locked up tight

• Be Confident – Learn to Swim, and how to get to safety

• Be Prepared – Always have a plan in case of emergency

What are the Benefits of learning to Swim Several Strokes

  • When you swim several strokes you use more muscles and your body gets a better workout.
  •  The risk of a swimming injury is decreased because you don’t always stress the body with the same movements and the musculature is more balanced.
  • Your swimming fun is increased because your lessons are more varied when you can choose among strokes.
  • The skills that you learn in one stroke can often be transferred to another swim stroke. For example, the balance skills that you learn for the freestyle are also needed in backstroke. Or the body undulation that you need for the butterfly stroke is also an asset while swimming breaststroke.
  • Knowing several types of swimming strokes can also be a big advantage for those in triathlons. Obviously, if you know freestyle you will swim faster and tire less than if you only swim breaststroke during the event. Switching to breaststroke in turn can be interesting when you need orient yourself, as you have better visibility than when you are swimming front crawl. And if you know backstroke, you can roll on your back when you are tired and take a few strokes in that position to recover.
    (Enjoy swimming Aug 2015-Christophe)

    Our Team

Please be aware we have some changes to rosters.

Monday Emma
Monday Evening Ash, & Mikki
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday Evening Mikki & Matt
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday Evening Katie & Ash
Thursday Sarah
Thursday Evening Mikki & Matt
Friday Emma
Friday Evening Lauren & Nick
Saturday Ash, Gen, Lauren & Katie

We will be running a number of shadowing lessons as part of our teacher’s professional development. You may therefore have two teachers in some lessons as we each watch and learn plus provide feedback to each other.
This is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring we have quality and consistency in our teaching and that all lessons continue to be tailored to meet the needs of your child.

Swim SAFER

A couple of years ago we became part of Swim Australia’s SwimSAFER program. Across all the program, the one central idea is that nothing we do can make children “safe”, but all the things we do in combination can go a long way to reducing a child’s risk around the water.
This includes things children themselves become aware of and do.

National Swim SAFER Week is from
Monday 23 November – Saturday 28 November 2015.

We encourage all children to practice all of the SwimSAFER week’s activities without their goggles on. Although this can be uncomfortable – in reality they would rarely have goggles on in an accidental fall in. During Swim SAFER week we will swim in clothes for each lesson apart from water familiarisation.

Swim SAFER talks about “LAYERS OF PROTECTION”

Four levels of safety measures that must be applied together and at all times in and around any aquatic environment.

Be Aware – Don’t let kids out of your sight
Be Secure – Keep fences and gates locked up tight
Be Confident – Learn to Swim, and how to get to safety
Be Prepared – Always have a plan in case of emergency

BE SECURE

If you have a home pool now is the time to check and make sure that the fences and gates are still SECURE.

Remember just because your child has had swimming lessons and can swim does not mean that they are SAFE in the water, they are SAFER, NEVER SAFE.

What is the history of swimming?

Human beings have been swimming for millennia. According to Wikipedia, Stone Age cave drawings depict individuals swimming and there are written references in the Bible and the Greek poems “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” dating back 1,500 to 2,000 years. There are even Egyptian clay seals from 4000 BC showing four swimmers doing a version of the crawl, and the most famous swimming drawings were apparently found in the Kebir desert and were estimated to be from around 4000 BC.
According to the Encyclopaedia of Traditional British Rural Sports, literature specifically related to swimming grew in the middle ages. It is believed that the first book devoted to swimming was Colymbetes by Nicolas Wynman written in 1538, and a more widely recognized text, De Arte Nantandi, was published in Latin by Everard Digby in 1587. The encyclopedia also reports that swimming was required of knights and that Romans built bathhouses and pools in the cities they conquered to serve as social clubs and places to exercise.
Organized swimming began in the 1800s and 1900s with the creation of swimming associations and clubs(for example, the Balmain Amateur Swim Club in 1883 – the oldest in Australia) that competed against each other. There are reports from that era of swimming clubs in Australia, England, France, Germany, and the United States. High-profile events also contributed to swimming’s visibility. For instance, Matthew Webb swam the English Channel in 1875.
Competitive swimming continued to grow in popularity during the 1800s and was included in the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. In 1904, the Olympics in St. Louis included the 50-, 100-, 220-, 440-, 880-yard and one-mile freestyle, the 100-yard backstroke and 440-yard breaststroke, and a 4×50-yard freestyle relay.
By the 20th century, swimming had become mainstream. Indoor pools were beginning to appear, most towns with populations over 20,000 had public outdoor pools, and swimming clubs became increasingly popular for recreation. Women participated for the first time in swimming in the Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912.

Fee Payments
At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their
first lesson of the term.
If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.
Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.
Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Term 4 2015 – Class Payment Calculation

Tuesday classes are a 10 week term due to Melbourne Cup and Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat are an 11 week term.

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri &  Sat@ 11 weeks Tues @ 10 Weeks
1 child @ $17.50 $192.50 $175
2 Children with 2nd child discount $363.00 $330.00
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $511.50 $465.00
Water Familiarisation $154.00 $140.00
Swimming Squad $192.20 $175.00

Sibling Discount

Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).
They are calculated at $17.50(1st Child), $15.50 (2nd Child) and $13.50 (3rd Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur. (It’s $13.50 per class for each child beyond 3)

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am &
6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Wednesday 9.30am – 10.00am
Thursday 9.30am – 10.00am
Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10.00am & 11.30am – 12.00noon.

Where the Parents are in the Water with their children. New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week can work out payments pro rata of $14.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm
There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first. Catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each
and every week once term classes are set.

Direct Debit details

Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB: 633-000
Account no: 140351032.

In working to reduce our carbon footprint, unless requested, receipts will be emailed for cash and cheque payments only from the Wednesday the week after you have paid.

2016 School Holiday
Intensive Swim Program

Mon 18 Jan – Fri 22 Jan 2016
The classes run for one hour each day and cost $110.00 per child.
There is still a maximum of 4 in each class. If you are interested please complete the signup sheet on the table at the desk at the pool or speak to us to book in.
If you have any queries please phone us on
M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks, Kylie

Term 3 – 2015 Information Bulletin

Start of Term 3: Monday 13 July 2015

Term 2: Mon 13 Apr – Sat 27 June
School Holiday Program: Mon 6 July – Fri 10 July

Term 3:  Mon 13 Jul – Sat 19 Sept
School Holiday Program: Mon 28 Sept – Fri 2 Oct

Term 4: Mon 5 Oct – Sat 19 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families. I hope everyone had a great break over the holidays.
Thank you to everyone for spreading the good word about us, this term we are welcoming many new families into our classes due to word of mouth.

Swim SAFER

A couple of years ago we became part of Swim Australia’s SwimSAFER program. Across all the program, the one central idea is that nothing we do can make children “safe”, but all the things we do in combination can go a long way to reducing a child’s risk around the water.

This includes things children themselves become aware of and do.

Swim SAFER Week in Term 3 is from Monday 27 July – Saturday 1 August.

We encourage all children to practice all of the SwimSAFER week’s activities, both with and without their goggles on. Although this can be uncomfortable – in reality they would rarely have goggles on in an accidental fall in. During Swim SAFER Week we will swim in clothes for each lesson apart from water familiarisation.

Swim SAFER talks about “LAYERS OF PROTECTION”

Four levels of safety measures that must be applied together and at all times in and around any aquatic environment.

Be Aware – Don’t let kids out of your sight
Be Secure – Keep fences and gates locked up tight
Be Confident – Learn to Swim, and how to get to safety
Be Prepared – Always have a plan in case of emergency

BE AWARE
In any aquatic environment or any activity where a body of water is involved, be it a pool, beach, river, hose or even a bucket the number one rule for SAFETY is supervision and awareness.

BE SECURE
If you have a home pool please check and make sure that the fences and gates are still SECURE.

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Bath depths in holiday rentals
  • Toys in the pool
  • Rain fills
  • Beach safety
  • River and Lake Safety
  • Lifeguards

If we all take a moment and think about these suggestions we can reduce the number of drowning and submersion based injuries in Australia. The water is there for our enjoyment but must be treated with respect and basic common sense.

Remember just because your child has had swimming lessons and can swim does not mean that they are SAFE in the water, they are SAFER, NEVER SAFE.

Our Team

For the school holidays and first two weeks of term Jill will be managing the business while I am on leave. Jill will be able to help you with any queries you may have including re-enrolment. I will be back at the pool from Tuesday 28 July.

Please be aware a change in university workloads for many of our teachers has meant some changes to rosters.

Monday Katie
Monday Evening Ash, Lauren & Mikki
Monday Lifeguard Nick
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday Evening Mikki & Matt
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday Evening Katie & Ash
Thursday Sarah
Thursday Evening Mikki & Matt
Friday Emma
Friday Evening Gen & Nick
Friday Lifeguard Nick
Saturday Ash, Emma, Lauren & Katie

We will be running a number of shadowing lessons as part of our teacher’s professional development. You may therefore have two teachers in some lessons as we each watch and learn plus provide feedback to each other.
This is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring we have quality and consistency in our teaching and that all lessons continue to be tailored to meet the needs of your child.

School Holiday

Intensive Swim Program
Mon 6 July – Fri 10 July 2015
We are running a program in week 2 of the school holidays – from Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July.
The classes run for one hour each day and cost $110.00 per child.
There is still a maximum of 4 in each class. If you are interested please complete the signup sheet on the table inside the door at the pool or speak to Kylie to book in.

Fee Payments
At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term.
If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.
Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.
Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Sibling Discount

Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).

They are calculated at $17.50(1st Child), $15.50(2nd Child) and $13.50(3rd Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur. (It’s $13.50 per class for each child beyond 3)

Term 3 2015 – Class Payment Calculation

Everyone has a 10 week term as there are no public holidays.

Mon – Sat @ 10 weeks
1 child @ $17.50 $175.00
2 Children with 2nd child discount $330.00
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $465.00
Water Familiarisation $140.00
Swimming Squad n/a

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday: 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-10.00am
Thursday: 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday: 9.00am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10.00am & 11.30am – 12.00noon.

Where the Parents are in the Water with their children. New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week can work out payments pro rata of $14.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Tuesday: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday: 5.30pm-6.30pm
The full term fees are $192.50

There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first – catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

Direct Debit details

Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB: 633-000
Account no: 140351032.

In working to reduce our carbon footprint, unless requested, receipts will be emailed for cash and cheque payments only from the Wednesday the week after you have paid.

If you have any queries please phone us on M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks, Kylie

Start of Year 2015 Information Bulletin

2015 term dates

Term 1 Tues 27 Jan – Sat 28 March
Term 2 Mon 13 Apr – Sat 27 June
Term 3  Mon 13 Jul – Sat 19 Sept
Term 4 Mon 5 Oct – Sat 19 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great break over the holidays.

Thank you to everyone for spreading the good word about us, this term we are welcoming many new families into our classes due to word of mouth.

Over the holidays it was bought home to me once again how quickly and easily someone can get out of their depth and into all sorts of trouble and drown.

We were at an unpatrolled beach at Philip Island – no huge waves, a very average day. As we walked back from the rock pools we noticed a couple swimming who we took a second look at. They weren’t signalling or anything, but we still were not comfortable with how they were swimming and where they were as they were in the rip.

As we watched to see if they were alright, one of them started waving her arms. She had got to where she could stand up .

We borrowed boogie boards from some swimmers nearby and Caitlin and Mal started swimming out to the second person.

Caitlin reached the man just as he went under and pulled him onto the board, then Mal was there to help and they bought him into shore.

He was absolutely spent and exhausted beyond anything he had ever experienced, but he was one of the lucky ones. He survived and after a visit to hospital was released and went safely home.

11 others have lost their lives over this summer, double the number of last year and the number of rescues by Life Saving Victoria on patrolled beaches has also almost doubled last year’s numbers.

The Swim Australia catch phrase
“Arms Reach @ the Beach”
is so important and relevant to now.

Please take care as we all enjoy the beaches, rivers and swimming pools.

PS. Caitlin and Mal have both been nominated for bravery awards.

Are you a Water Hero?

Take the online quiz at www.waterhero.com.au

Be Aware – Don’t let kids out of your sight
Be Secure – Keep fences and gates locked up tight
Be Confident – Learn to Swim, and how to get to safety
Be Prepared – Always have a plan in case of emergency

Our Team

We welcome Ashlee back from her trip to USA and Gen from her studies in the Amazon. Matt will be back midterm from his studies in Thailand and Mikki will be back next term after her teaching adventures in Tanzania and Uganda. Madi and Jill will be around for the start of term and then only occasionally.

Please be aware a change in university workloads for many of our teachers has meant some changes to rosters.

Monday Katie
Monday Evening Nick, Katie, Lauren & Gen
Monday Lifeguard Nick
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday Evening Lauren, Ash & Matt
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday Evening Gen & Ash
Thursday Sarah
Thursday Evening Ash, Matt & Lauren
Friday Emma
Friday Evening Gen & Nick
Friday Lifeguard Nick
Saturday Ash, emma, Matt, Caitlin, Lauren & Katie

We will be running a number of shadowing lessons as part of our teacher’s professional development. You may therefore have two teachers in some lessons as we each watch and learn plus provide feedback to each other. This is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring we have quality and consistency in our teaching and that all lessons continue to be tailored to meet the needs of your child.

We are confident that your child will enjoy all the programs and have continued success. Please speak to me if you have further questions.

 

Fee Payments

At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term. If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.

Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.
Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Term 1 2015 – Class Payment Calculation

Term 1 has two different holidays -It includes Monday 26 January Australia Day and Monday 9 March Labour Day. This means Monday Swimmers have an 7 week term and all others have a 9 week term.

Mon@ 7 weeks Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 9 weeks
1 child @ $17.50 $122.50 $157.50
2 Children with 2nd child discount $231 $297
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $325.50 $418.5
Water Familiarisation n/a $126
Swimming Squad n/a $157.50

Sibling Discount

Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).

They are calculated at $17.50(1st Child), $15.50(2nd Child) and $13.50(3rd Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur.  (It’s $13.50 per class for each child beyond 3)

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday: 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-10.00am
Thursday: 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday: 9.00am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10.00am & 11.30am – 12.00noon.

Where the Parents are in the Water with their children. New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week can work out payments pro rata of $14.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Tuesday: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday: 5.30pm-6.30pm & 6.30pm – 7.30pm
The full term fees are $157.50

There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first – catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

Direct Debit details

Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB: 633-000
Account no: 140351032.

In working to reduce our carbon footprint, unless requested, Receipts will be available for cash and cheque payments only from the Wednesday the week after you pay and will be found in the receipt box next to the Payment Tin.

 

Ringwood Physica is running hydrotherapy

Mondays 6.30-7.15pm & 7.15-8.00pm and Fridays 1.30-2.15pm & 2.15-3.00pm

These sessions are run by experienced physiotherapists.
If you are interested, please call Ringwood Physica on 9870 8193.

 

Finally as always as we have moved so many students up to after school classes and various kinder changes there are many challenges.

No doubt our start of year will still provide lots of changes.

If you have any queries please phone us on M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks, Kylie